NORMAN — Leslie Draper is no stranger to the benefits of meditation and she has never shied away from listening to the sage advice of angels.
Draper, who has been an ordained minister since 2007, said that everyone has angels that are involved in their daily lives. She knows this, she said, because she can see them and converse with them.
Like many, Draper was devastated by the wildfires that plagued the area last week. She knew this state needed rain. This state needed cooler temperatures. And, the Sooner state needed it fast. She wanted to help, but wasn’t sure how. That is until she started meditating.
“The night I started the group, I was meditating and I was given a clear picture of why we are experiencing this current weather pattern, what we are supposed to be learning from it, and most importantly, how to release it,” Draper said. “I am a firm believer in the laws of the universe, including the law of attraction and the power of creation and gratitude. I used my knowledge and experience of those universal laws, along with what I had been shown by my angels in the meditation to create a ‘movement.’”
This “movement,” Draper said, is a Facebook group she created called Prayers and Gratitude for Cooler Temperatures and Rain in Oklahoma.
“This project literally went from inception to a group that people could join on Facebook within 20 minutes. When one feels the divine flow of inspired energy, you do not wait to take action. You act immediately and trust the information and insight you are receiving is accurate and helpful. And that’s exactly how this movement went from an idea to a group working in cooperation,” Draper said.
Since the start of the Facebook group, Draper said she has seen a tremendous response.
“Almost everyone I know will agree that there is power in prayer. And the short explanation for what we are doing is we are praying for the weather changes we feel Oklahoma needs. It’s a combination of prayer and working within the laws of the universe, and we have reached a point in our soul evolution where we want to be active creators of our lives, and the techniques they are learning in this group can be used to change other parts of their lives as well,” Draper said.
And, since it’s inception on Saturday, cooler temperatures and rain have been seen in the state.
“I am completely thrilled that we are now having cooler temperatures and rain. This weather change is very much an answered prayer,” Draper said. “But I think every member of the group would agree we are not taking credit here. Countless people have been praying for these weather changes, and we are just happy to be able to add our energy to the mix.”
However, Draper adds, she is excited for all the people who are new to this type of spiritual growth and technique.
“They are learning how to pray, meditate, visualize and create in their lives. The changes in the weather came within 24 hours of us beginning the group, so it is my hope that every member feels empowered and aligned with understanding the laws of the universe and how when you connect with other similar people, and you all pray and hold energy for the same goal. It is powerful. It’s magic. It’s making a connection to the divine spark of life that exists within all of us,” Draper said.
Draper hopes to leave the group open for as long as necessary.
“It is my sincerest hope that everyone who participates really connects to their own personal power, and also sees that we can truly make a difference when we share in a purpose, vision and passion. Today, we are holding that vision for weather, and tomorrow, we can be holding that vision for peace, healing and prosperity for everyone. This is an exercise and lesson in oneness. It’s very humbling,” Draper said. “We aren’t praying “for” rain. We are praying rain. When we pray for rain, we visualize it. We touch, taste, smell, feel and see rain all around us. When we pray cooler temperatures, we use all of our senses to bring the sensations of cooler temperatures right into our space.”
“We are also remaining in an active state of gratitude for the weather we are creating and receiving. We give gratitude now for the cooler temperatures and rain. And we will hold the vision of this cooler weather with such unwavering faith that it becomes reality.”
Those interested in joining Prayers and Gratitude for Cooler Temperatures and Rain for Oklahoma, can find Draper on Facebook at facebook.com/lesliedraperlightworker.
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